TOP 5 REASONS YOU NEED THEM
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Walk into any health food store today and you will see the next big superfood trend ready to add quickly and easily to your favourite smoothie or meal. In shiny, colourful packaging, these powders and wholefoods boast their nutritional superiority on the packet so you know exactly what you are getting. And while these products can be a great way to get extra nutrition into your day, there is another way to get a big dose of live, essential nutrients that is easy, delicious and much more affordable.
I am talking about the humble sprout. Crunchy, flavourful, nutrient-dense little powerhouses. You might think sprouts are old-fashioned or too much effort but they are surprisingly easy to grow and offer many health benefits. Just a few handfuls a day can go a long way towards providing your body with the essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants it needs. Here’s my top 5 reasons why you need them and why they are at the top of my list when it comes to the best superfoods you can get.
1 – EASY TO EAT
We all know that we should eat more raw, living foods for optimum health and fresh sprouts are one of the easiest and tastiest ways to do that. Because they are so light and often mild in flavour, they can be eaten as they are or added to many different meals including smoothies, salads, soups, wraps and sandwiches. I like to just grab a handful when I am hungry and munch away. The best kind of fast food!
Kids who grow their own food are generally more enthusiastic about eating what they grow and trying new things. Sprouts are the perfect introduction to food gardening for kids as they grow quickly and don’t need much attention. Children also generally enjoy the mild, fresh taste of sprouts and for pickier eaters they are easy to blend into smoothies, baking and soups. They add a big nutritional boost without altering texture or flavour too much. Unlike some other vegetables and greens, which can be overpowering and take some getting used to, sprouts are generally well received and easy to hide in a variety of dishes making them great for even your fussiest eater.
3 – CONCENTRATED NUTRITION
The health benefits of sprouts are many and varied and can change depending on the type of seed you are using. Many people claim that eating sprouts is even more important than eating fruits and vegetables because of their potent nutritional value and ease of digestion. Sprouts are high in fibre and protein so they help you feel fuller for longer and promote good digestive health. Rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes, they may help lower blood pressure, detoxify the body, increase energy, lower cholesterol, boost the immune system and protect against cancer. There is a wide variety of information available for anyone who wants to know the particular nutrition value of certain sprouts. I encourage you to do some research and become fascinated by just how incredible these little tasty morsels are.
4 – COST-EFFECTIVE
With the cost of living getting higher and higher these days, eating a varied, nutritionally balanced diet may seem like an unaffordable luxury. But growing your own organic sprouts is one very simple and affordable way to get a high dose of living superfoods without having to buy exotic powders in expensive, shiny packets. With their low cost and high nutrient density, it’s a wonderfully affordable way to nourish and strengthen your body without breaking the bank.
Growing sprouts is really fun and easy even if you don’t have a green thumb. It might seem daunting and a little scary if you’ve never done it before but once you give it a try we are sure you will be thrilled with the results and never look back. Our expert Sproutmaster is also always on hand to give you tips and advice should you get stuck along the way. Every packet of seeds comes with detailed growing instructions and you are most welcome to reach out to us anytime for help and advice. Our customers have told us that our seeds are the highest quality they have ever purchased and return time and again for our superior sprouting seeds and expert guidance.
With all these benefits can you afford not to give these amazing little superfoods a try?
To help get you started we are giving away one of our premium “Kitchen Greens Full Kits” to help you on your way. This kit comes with everything you need to get started with sprouting including 3 different seed varieties of your choosing from our extensive range.
TO ENTER simply LIKE our Facebook page and comment on the competition post to let us know why you want to get sprouting here. One winner will be chosen at random on Saturday the 15th of June 2019.
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